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Closing a Musjid Permanently

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Q: Can a Masjid be closed permanently? The only reason is that the local Muslims are not praying their 5 salaah in the Masjid except Jummah salaat.

A: This is indeed a sad situation. A few concerned brothers should regularly visit the Muslim homes in the area and encourage the people to perform the five daily Salaah in the Masjid.

Or request the Tableegh Jamaat to regularly visit the area and encourage the people.

If the Masjid is not being used at all during the week, then maybe it will be better to keep it locked, for security reasons, because no one is coming there.

The only way to keep it open is to ensure that people come five times daily for Salaah.

May Allah Ta’aala grant guidance, Aameen.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

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